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SAF v5.02 *final* (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

Discussion in 'Codecs' started by hoborg, February 11, 2010.

  1. hoborg

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    Same functions as SAF 4.00, but MPC-HC decoder was replaced by FFDshow DXVA decoder.





    Send me PM if you want unlock SAF.

    You can download SAF5 here - changelog here.

    Remember, you need at last MP 1.1 RC2.

    Here is MP configuration:

    Video:.
    [​IMG]

    TV:
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    NOTE:
    -Cyberlink decoder is only available in *unlocked* SAF !!!
    -if you have Win7 then using Win7 video decoder is recommended for both MPEG-2 and H.264

    DVD:
    [​IMG]

    Do not add anything in to MePo postprocessing!

    What is new in SAF 5.00?
    +FFDShow DXVA decoder - based on great MPC-HC decoder. It is most advanced free and open source DXVA (h.264 + VC-1p) available.
    +DXVA + subtitles in all DirectShow based players - press CTRL+ALT+S to enable/disable subtitles
    +newest MPC-HC and FFDshow decoderers/splitters revisions
    +Auto update your DirectX version to latest version available durning SAF install
    +Pack SAF logs in to one file
    +better AVI support
    +better FLV support (*unlocked* SAF only)
    +better MOV support
    +support for *.MPC, *.FLAC, *.AC3 and *.DTS external audio files
    +?faster? opening of MKV/AVI/MP4
    +OSD - press CTRL+ALT+O to display decoder OSD - for example good to see if DXVA is in use
    +press CTRL+ALT+nunlock0 for next subtitle streams
    +press CTRL+ALT+nunlock1 for next audio streams

    NOTE:
    -if you want to play BlueRay Discs in MePo, you will need Bluray Handler plugin
    -if you have problem to play any video in MePo, try to open your video in graphstudio (START-SAF-Tools-Graphstudio) and hit Play.If video play here, it is player (not decoder) problem
    -if you have problem with aspect ratio under MePo, go to START - SAF - FFDShow - Configure video - Resize & Aspect and check "No aspect ratio correction"

    Here is my ATI 5xxx CCC recommended settings:
    [​IMG]
    Hi De-Noise will cause blurring, keep it low!


    !!! Warning !!!
    Do not enable audio passthrough durning SAF install if you are using MePo audio renderer!
     
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    Re: SAF v4.10 experimental (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

    Just to clarify - has this version of SAF been created for the sake of codec "minimalism" or are there other benefits?
     
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  4. hoborg

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    Re: SAF v4.10 experimental (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

    Both.
    Biggest benefit is DXVA+subtitles in all DirectShow based players.
     
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    Re: SAF v4.10 experimental (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

    I see, so for a MP user the benefit is mostly tidiness then :) Nothing wrong with that, I will soon try it.
     
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    AW: SAF v4.10 experimental (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

    sorry to ask but just for clarification:
    does FFDshow support DXVA? I thought that FFDShow isn't capable of GPU hardware acceleration and the only free decoder available is MPC-HC.

    Cheers,

    Greg
     
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    Re: AW: SAF v4.10 experimental (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

    SAF v4.10 experimental (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

    ...times are changing :)
     
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    Re: SAF v4.10 experimental (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

    I'm having the same thing. Criminal Minds 720p episode worked fine, but Black Dynamite 720p (both x264) was blocky and slowing down. Unwatchable. Switched back to MPC and it worked fine.
     
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    Re: SAF v4.10 experimental (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

    Zinu

    ...it is experimental.
    Today build working really great for me under GB-PVR.
     
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    Re: SAF v4.10 experimental (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

    I know, but just to let you know ;) Maybe if a lot of people mention it you can mention it to ffdshow devs. Or anything :p
     
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    Re: SAF v4.10 experimental (based on FFDShow DXVA decoder)

    Everything I have read about FFDShow dxva points to incorporation of MPC code, so there should not really be much of a difference.

    Saying above, I have tried FFDShow dxva as main codec, but it still has a bit video wise to catchup with CoreAVC, lets hope it's sooner than later, I'm sure the guys will be working on this, pretty sure hoborg will keep everyone updated :)

    Just another bit of news, Divx, with it's built in mkv support also works pretty well, just it is dropping support for Win7 :(, although the M$ codecs supplied are good, they do not seem to support all older formats, especially dx50 variants (FFDShow always worked).

    Personally always thought between Haali\gabeest spliters and FFDShow, everything should work, so again to hoborg, keep up the good package you are doing.

    Regards
     
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